Futures Forum: "Councils are Britain’s fundamental unit of local government, but they are struggling to make ends meet."
It's not made easier by the risks coming from Brexit:
Futures Forum: Brexit: and local authorities anticipating "billions in lost funding and soaring poverty"
Or from playing the market:
Futures Forum: UK public finance: councils building a credit bubble >>> In October 2008, UK councils lost heavily from speculative investments. Could this happen again?
Things are going to get even worse, as spotted by the EDW blog:
“English councils brace for biggest government cuts since 2010 despite ‘unprecedented’ budget pressures” | East Devon Watch
Here in full from the Independent:
Local councils will have suffered a 77 per cent decrease in the government funding between 2015/16 and next year, LGA analysis shows
English councils brace for biggest government cuts since 2010 despite 'unprecedented' budget pressures | The Independent